University Climate Survey

K-State 2025 calls for "a work environment that encourages creativity, excellence, and high morale in faculty and staff, responds to changing needs, embraces diversity, values communication and collaboration, and is respectful, trusting, fair and collegial for all." It envisions a connected diverse, empowered, engaged, participatory culture of learning and excellence that promotes undergraduate student success and prepares students for their professional, community, social and personal lives. It also calls for a culture of excellence that attracts highly talented, diverse graduate students and produces graduates recognized as outstanding in their respective professions.

As the university moves towards 2025, periodic climate surveys will be implemented, with the first scheduled for fall 2014. While K-State has conducted or participated in climate surveys in the past, this will be the first comprehensive climate survey including faculty, staff and students.

Learn more by reading the Frequently Asked Questions.

Committee

A University Climate Survey Committee has been charged to oversee this initiative. Dr. Susan Rankin, Rankin & Associates Consulting, will serve as the outside consultant to the project.

Feedback

Your questions and comments are very important as we move through this process. Please share your comments by emailing us at climatesurvey@k-state.edu.

Communications

University Climate Survey open forum April 7, March 25, 2014
University Climate Survey Update, January 30, 2014
Climate Matters Presentation (pdf) by Rankin & Associates, Consulting, January 16, 2014
Letter from April Mason, Provost and Senior Vice President; Julia Keen, President, Faculty Senate; and Janice Taggart, President, Classified Senate, September 6, 2013

Open Forum

April 7, 2014, Little Theatre, K-State Student Union
View the archive of the forum

Consultant Sue Rankin, Rankin & Associates Consultants, shared an overview of the project and answered questions. The informational forum was open to all K-State faculty, staff and students on all three campuses. For those who could not attend in person the forum was streamed live. View the archive.

Related goals

See Our Mission, Vision and Goals.

Related common elements

  • Diversity
  • Culture

Climate Survey Timeline

  • Survey development

    Spring-Summer 2014

  • Survey implementation

    Fall 2014

  • Reporting of results

    Spring 2015

  • Development of strategic actions

    Fall 2015

  • Initial implementation of actions

    2015-2016